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National Arboretum

Book a bus tour or guided walk to enrich your students’ experience.

Come and explore the National Arboretum’s incredible living collection of over 44,000 rare, endangered and symbolic trees from around the world.

They are planted in 94 single-species forests and spread across 250 hectares of rolling hills, providing unique opportunities for students and teachers to learn about conservation, geography and ecology. We offer curriculum-based programmes linking into sustainability and environmental education.

At the Village Centre discover the stories, people and science behind the Arboretum’s forests. Enjoy the Pod Playground, and marvel at the living miniature works of art at the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Located six kilometres from the centre of Canberra, the Arboretum offers spectacular views over Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and the mountains beyond.